Dal has thirty years’ experience as a traditional quilter concentrating mainly on handwork, rather than machine work. She is an accredited quilt teacher and quilt judge with the South African Quilters’ Guild. She has lived in various countries around the world and has been involved in quilting in each of these.
Dal has benefited greatly from exposure to different cultures and has gathered experience in the use of varied techniques from contact with international quilters. She utilises these in her fibre art and enjoys the challenge of breaking free from patterns and creating original work.
She has participated in exhibitions in South Africa and Singapore and her work is in private collections both in South Africa and abroad. Dal has curated the annual FynArts fibre art exhibition for the past ten years and was a guest curator of the Diversity Fibre Art Exhibition at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch.